Tag: Vesuvius

December 13, 2015 /

This special episode marks a significant moment for the Doctors. Drs R. and G. return to the topic of Vesuvius and the fateful eruption in 79 CE. In light of additional research, we’ll examine details of the volcanic eruption, consider the rhetoric at play in Pliny the Younger’s letter 6.16 to Tacitus, as well as modern findings from recent work at the sites of Pompeii and Herculaneum. Click to listen or download: Return to Vesuvius   Curious…

May 11, 2014 /

As the Partial Historians delve into the world of the Flavian dynasty, it would be a travesty to skip over the natural disaster that has captured imagination since it occurred in 79 CE. The eruption of Mount Vesuvius. In this special event episode, your intrepid Doctors examine the eruption of Vesuvius. The volcano erupted during the reign of the emperor Titus and our understanding of it comes from both archaeological and literary evidence. Join us…